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A welcome message for 2019

Posted by hertswow on January 1, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

+++ BEST WISHES FOR 2019! +++

Several of the items in this morning's Today programme were relevant to sustainable living, materials and waste, notably:

BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 08:20-08:23

Samantha Harding of CPRE explains about how much of the materials, especially plastics, that were exported to China are sent elsewhere or incinerated here in the UK.


"too much incineration ... a...

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Environment Bill - draft clauses

Posted by hertswow on December 20, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Via Defra, the Environment Secretary has published draft clauses on "environmental principles and governance to be included in an ambitious, broader Environment Bill set for introduction next year. ...". These comprise:
  • Environmental principles 
  • The Office for Environmental Protection
  • The 25 Year Environment Plan

Core elements


Herts. Waste Partnership is cited in the R&W Strategy

Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)
CONGRATULATIONS to the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which has been recognised for its exemplary work in combatting fly-tipping on a planned and co-ordinated basis: 

Resources & Waste Strategy for England, 18th December 2018 (pages 90-91)

4.1.3 Launching a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’ 

"There are examples of good practice that can be drawn on, for example the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which brought together a...

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Consultation relating to an existing industrial liquid waste treatment plant

Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Closes 18 Jan 2019, Opened 18 Dec 2018: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/al3-6rp-veolia-es-uk-limited/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

"We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Veolia ES (UK) Limited for

Redbournbury Treatment Plant, Redourn Road, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PR"

See the Non Technical Summary document for details: "Adding a scheduled activity 5.3A(1)(a)(ii) – disposal or recovery of hazardous ...

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Defra's Resources & Waste Strategy

Posted by hertswow on December 18, 2018 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Defra has now published the UK Government's Resources & Waste Strategy for England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link


  • This sets out a long-term strategy rather than explicit policies.
  • It proposes a policy direction consistent with previous announcements including the 25 Year Environment Plan..
  • That direction is toward a circular economy of materials ...
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HWP's Annual Report for 2017/18

Posted by hertswow on December 11, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership's Annual Report for 2017/18 is now available online: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/media-library/documents/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/hwp-annual-report-2017.18-final.pdf " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

Duncan Jones MCIWM is the Partnership Development Manager and Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fly Tipping Group. His announcement identified the following highlights:

  • A focus on Hertfordshire’s Ho...
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SAHSU Fetal growth ... near UK municipal waste incinerators study

Posted by hertswow on December 10, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We welcome publication by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) of its latest report of one of the largest studies to date on health risks of municipal waste incineration: (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412018316398#s0085" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)

'Fetal growth, stillbirth, infant mortality and other birth outcomes near UK municipal waste incinerators; retrospective population based cohort and case-control study'

in: Enviro...

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Herts CC Waste Performance Update

Posted by hertswow on November 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Herts. County Council has published its latest performance figures as follows: https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/documents/s3864/09%20Item%208%20Waste%20Management%20Performance%20indicator%20update.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

Report of the Director of Environment & Infrastructure to the Community Safety & Waste Management Cabinet Panel on 9th Nov. 2018



1. Purpose of report

1.1. ...

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RSPB visit to Rye Meads Nature Reserve - FREE

Posted by hertswow on November 5, 2018 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"Sunday 9th December 2018: Own Transport Visit to The Lee Valley in Essex and Hertfordshire, including RSPB Rye Meads (https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/hitchinandletchworth/events/#HpbO9tW1WGV6GLLS.99" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link)

"We will work our way up the Lee Valley (visiting RSPB Rye Meads reserve en route and finishing at Amwell), looking in particular for wintering reed bed and wetland birds such as bittern and smew."

Time: Meet at Fishers Green car park (O/...

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Veolia's progress towards a ???circular??? economy

Posted by hertswow on November 5, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Veolia ES has published its latest Sustainability Report: (https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/recycling-investment-veolia-circular-economy/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">article) (https://www.veolia.co.uk/about-us/sustainability" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">download)

"Innovation over the last few years has given us an unprecedented opportunity to minimise resource use, guarantee energy supply and cut climate-changing emissions, and this is reflected in our ...

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